Horse Basics Presents... 

A Walk in the Woods: Seeing the Trail Through Your Horse's Eyes 

We'll run this again in Spring 2018. Bring your horse and your camera to Sweet Grass Farm for a Walk in the Woods. Temple Grandin says that horses see the world in pictures so that's just what we'll do: take our horses for a walk in hand around the fields and woods to see the trail from their point of view, taking photos along the way that you can scrapbook later. We'll talk a bit about Temple Grandin's theories as we enjoy an easy hike and take in the sights, smells, and feel of early spring too - the trilliums and wild leeks will be out. Be prepared to walk for about an hour and bring your lunch to hang around and socialize afterward. Limited to 6 horses, but hikers can join in too. 

Trail Pals Club 

Starting in June 2018 we’ll get together for a series of group sessions over the summer that will explore the fun art of practical trail riding. You’ll work with your own horse to develop their confidence by working through obstacles both in the yard and eventually while enjoying the trails. This is excellent preparation for those who wish to compete in entry-level trail showing or simply have a safer, handier, and more co-operative horse on the trail. Young horses are welcome to work in hand. Come to one or come to all and build on your efforts! 

Extreme Cowboy Racing

Come out to find out more about Extreme Cowboy racing! It's an exciting sport for horses and riders of all levels where a horse and rider team are expected to complete a series of ranch and trail-related tasks in an enclosed arena. I've always got a course set up and I would love to tell you more about the strategies involved whether you want to compete or just enjoy the training. Group demonstrations are available.

Goals Group 2018 

Make it your goal to join us in 2018! Goals in the past have included western dressage, Parelli levels, trail riding, roping, trailer driving, longing and fitness, and getting everything done, aka time management, and many others. 

What do you want to achieve with your horse? If you’re not sure, or you know what you want but don’t know how to get there, consider joining us for Goals Group in 2018. English or western, novice or advanced, recreational or competitive, everyone needs a goal. 

This program begins with a Goals Workshop (see below) that is followed up with monthly meetings throughout the year. I can help you to discover your horse-related dreams, develop them into specific and achievable goals using SMART goal setting, then map out and follow a strategy to make them happen.  

Everyone is invited to host or co-host a monthly get together - a 'Fun Day' - with the rest of the group to enjoy their support and encouragement as we share our goals and check in. Internet access is recommended to share your monthly progress reports with the group via a private Facebook page. All breeds and disciplines are welcome. We wrap up in November with a potluck dinner and a re-cap of the year. You'll discover the power of friendship and networking that will have you coming back every year for more.

Goals Workshop 

Get your friends together for a cup of tea and a goal workshop here at Sweet Grass Farm. I’ll take you through your dreams and help you to shape them into reality; I can help you reach your goal but only if you have one! By the time you head home, you’ll have a plan. 

At any time you can call me to arrange your own personal goal-setting workshop to explore and assess the possibilities of what you can achieve with your horse. 

Private & Semi-Private Lessons 

Private or semi-private lessons are available with one of our horses or you can bring your horse to Sweet Grass Farm near Orton. Call or text for more information 519-855-1127, e-mail karen.dallimore@gmail.com or contact me through my Horse Basics page on Facebook.